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429, Caere?

  • Record number: 429
  • Site: Caere?
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Cf. Satricum/Capua shell antefixes which are relief version of this painted style. Cf. also Olympia Gorgoneion antefixes from lateral sima?
  • Remarks: Cream fillet across front of head; hair below has wide scalloped edge from central peak, curving around right ear in 2 strands. Right ear, disk earring, eyebrows, lids & pupil in red. Scar across top & side from missing strigil shell frame. At back, sloping concave surface, painted dark brown, with very thin wall above very roughly hollowed area behind head.
  • Bibliography: Christiansen & Winter 2010, pp. 70-71, no. 26
  • Publication record: Etruria I. Architectural terracottas and painted wall plaques, pinakes c. 625-200 BC.Catalogue, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    The Caprifico roof in its wider context
  • Associated elements: HIN 889, HIN 892
  • Type of decoration: Female head
  • Current Collection: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek: HIN 893
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 8.3
  • Width: 13.5
  • MPD: 6.1
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Cream skin, red, dark brown
  • Condition: Preserves top of head broken through eyes; scar from strigil shell
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